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Recycling sargassum waste into environmental and social good to benefit small farmers in Jamaica

Description

Jamaica's coastlines face the growing threat of sargassum seaweed, harming tourism and posing health risks. Simultaneously, Jamaican farmers struggle with soil degradation and a lack of affordable cold storage, leading to food waste and economic hardship. AgriShare presents an innovative circular economy solution to address both challenges. Utilizing biogas technology, AgriShare will transform sargassum into valuable organic fertilizer, providing a sustainable soil solution for 20 small farmers in Braco, Trelawny. Additionally, this project will create a biogas-powered cold storage unit for these farmers and local vendors, reducing waste and enhancing livelihoods. This pioneering model demonstrates the power of turning a coastal nuisance into resources for a thriving blue economy and a more resilient agricultural sector.

 

Details
Recycling sargassum waste into environmental and social good to benefit small farmers in Jamaica
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  • Innovator The AgriShare Company Limited
  • OIC Financing
    40,000.00
  • Beneficiary Jamaica
  • Category
    Private Sector
  • Focal Point
    Carol Lue
  • The communal fertilizer station located in Trelawny, Jamaica.
    The communal fertilizer station located in Trelawny, Jamaica.
  • The organic waste recycling site located in Trelawny, Jamaica.
    The organic waste recycling site located in Trelawny, Jamaica.